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Knowing Yogyakarta Indonesia

Most Filipino travelers would go to nearby countries like Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Macau (Visa free country) but very few would go to Indonesia. Most Filipinos would only know Bali and Jakarta but little did we know that Indonesia has so much to offer for all types of travelers.
In July 2016, I got invited by the Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia together with 50+ other South East Asian bloggers and influencers to travel around Indonesia for 12 days. I extended my trip to Jakarta for 3 days and was not able to do so much because of the traffic jam. Few from our batch went to Yogyakarta and seeing their amazing photos made me want and eager to go back to Indonesia and visit Yogyakarta.
Luckily Last January 2018, I was able to go back in Indonesia, had a 4-day trip to Jakarta with AirAsia and finally extended my trip for another 4 days just to see the wonders of Yogyakarta. I always wanted to visit temples and palaces in this region and finally, I did. Let me share you where we s…

Red Velvet Crinkles and Toasted Pastillas by: ANNSWEET

Another food review for ANNSWEET on their RED VELVET CRINKLES and TOASTED PASTILLAS. Recently I ordered their new pastries, Red Velvet Crinkles for 80 php per pack and with cheese filling for 120 php.

Why do I Blog?

Many has been asking me, Why do I Blog? I always answer them "because I love to write". A lot has been asking me what do I get from being a Blogger? The answer is/are: I get VIP invites for an opening of an establishment, gets to know first about the new trend in our country before it goes out in the market and of course, you get to have and try these products for free. Yes! For FREE! Many of you would say "Ah, I can buy those things! Or I can go and eat at that restaurant by paying!". Sure, you can pay, and by the way, I also have money to pay where I want to eat or stay in a hotel! But being invited and you get to try first what's in store for that establishment is different.

Food Intolerance Test by: Healthway Medical Press Release

What is FIT?
99% of Filipinos suffer from food intolerance Healthway Medical introduces FIT, a test to detect food intolerance
Reactions to certain foods are quite common.  However, some reactions go unnoticed until certain abnormal manifestations occur – internally (physiological) or externally (physical, i.e. on skin).Where food ALLERGY has almost an immediate reaction, food INTOLERANCE, on the other hand, does not immediately manifest. Sometimes, it takes as much several months or as short as days for symptoms to be obvious.
According to Nutrition and Lifestyle Counselor Ginny Sinense-Marksl, RND, food intolerance often occurs in people who eat normal or even very common food substance (rice, egg, dairy, wheat) that they are highly sensitive to. These foods cause inflammations in their body that could manifest as allergy-like reactions such as diarrhea, bloating, stomach cramps and at times, skin rashes that almost never seem to subside.Also, it could be one of the major reasons wh…

Food Feast in Wai Ying Dimsum

Whenever I'll be invited in a food review for a Chinese Restaurant, I get excited with anticipation that I will be having a full meal and I'll be going home tummy-full.
Wai Ying Dimsum is a fast food branch of Wai Ying Restaurant that caters mostly students from nearby universities such as De Lasalle Taft, St. Benilde and St. Scholastica. Their prices are affordable and they are open from 7 in the morning till late night. Located at EGI Tower Taft, Manila. 
As I said, I am expecting to be full tummy this afternoon and look what we all had that afternoon.

Molo soup for starters. 

Yangchow fried rice (single serving), but for me, it's good for 2 person to share.

Chicken in Taosi. I have low sodium taste buds so for me, it's a little salty however, for my bloggers friends, they said it was just enough saltiness. This is very common for Chinese Restaurant here in Manila.

My fave, Lemon Chicken. It's crispy on the outside and very flavorful on the inside. Me and my fel…

Songkran: A Thai Restaurant in BF Aguirre Paranaque

Last June 21 we celebrated father's day in Songkran. Located in 249 BF Aguirre Paranaque. The restaurant is open from Monday to Sunday, 11 am to 2 pm and 6 pm to 10 pm. Because it's father's day and it'll definitely be a full packed with families celebrating that day, Saturday I had my reservations at the restaurant. Lesson learned from last Mother's Day that we had a hard time looking for a restaurant to have dinner.

Skin Station - Opened their 24th branch in SM Southmall Las Pinas

Last July 16, 2015, Skin Station opened their 24th branch in SM Southmall Las Pinas. And they are opening more skin care clinic all over the country as they aim to address the growing skin care needs of urban sophisticates all over the Philippines. Laser treatments and facials are few of their signature treatments. 

Skin Station founder and CEO Fred Reyes (with his family) had their blessing and grand opening of their 24th branch last July 16, in SM Southmall Las Pinas. Formerly known as Godiva Skin Station, the popular clinic chain has undergone re-branding to Skin Station under a new corporate ownership, My Sanctuary Wellness Center, Inc. Founders Fred and Carleen Reyes have formed My Sanctuary Wellness Center, Inc. to run and manage the new and upgraded Skin Station.

First time to be all together in a branch opening the endorsers and ambassadors of Skin Station. (From left to right) Mr. Fred Reyes (Founder and CEO), Ms. Julieane "Aya" Fernandez (Brand Ambassador and 2015…

Elgon Hair Products - Hair Color Professional

Elgon is a professional hair color brand from Milan, Italy that began in 1970. It’s been one of the most trusted brands in the industry in more than 70 countries worldwide.
Hair Color: Elgon’s hair color line is one of the newest technologies in hair care, formulated to give brighter, longer-lasting vibrancy, without the damage. Made from state-of-the-art hair innovation, Elgon offers a wide variation of hues and shades which cater to everyone’s needs and priorities.
Hair Care: Show off your smooth and shiny hair with Elgon’s Hair Careline. Elgon’s line ensures longer-lasting hair color and helps keep hair healthy. Each product has undergone thorough research and development in Elgon laboratories, guaranteeing quality and innovation for the unique Elgon experience.
Last month, I had an opportunity to reinvent my hair thru Beauty Lane. Here in the Philippines, the distributor and training center for Elgon products is Beauty Lane in Madrigal Alabang. 

I decided to have a change on my hai…

Fashion Finds - Great Haul

Being a mom makes me smarter in terms of spending money. I still splurge on some pieces I love to collect, which are bags. I may not have those extravagant price tagged bags but I make sure I will buy those fashionable yet the quality is not compromised. 
One of the many places I love to shop is Paseo de Sta. Rosa, there are tons of boutiques that are always on sale and one of those is Charles and Keith. 

Most bags from Charles and Keith would range around 2,000 to 4,000 php. This bag's original price is around 2,300 php yet I bought it for only 1,000  php. 

This Cream and Orange bag is an inspired bag from a lavish bag line (forgot the bag line though). I bought this for only 900 php at The Penthouse in BF Aguirre. The Satchel Diva bag line can be found on Instagram and I'm so glad they now have a physical store in Paranaque.

Bracelets from Imono Jewelry. Both on sale for 50% off. Bought these two silver bracelets for less than 2,000 php.
Of course I'd like to have those…

Tuna Pasta in Basil and Tomato

I love pasta and cooking pasta dish is one of my forte (yes! I'm proud of that, lol). Though it was my first time to cook a Tuna Pasta, I'm glad it was successful and really delicious. Pasta is one of the quickest meal to serve for lunch or dinner.

Here are the ingredients I used in making my Tuna Pasta:

Pasta Noodles (any variand and shape) 250g.
Canned tuna (2 cans)
6-8 cloves of garlic (chopped)
1 medium white onion (chopped)
5 small-medium size tomato (diced)
Fresh Basil (chopped)
Olive oil
Salt and pepper (to taste)


Cook the pasta (as per package). Saute garlic until golden in a 2-3 tbsp of good olive oil, brown and add the onions then tomatoes. Add the 2 cans of tuna (with the oil) and cooked for 2-3 minutes just to incorporate all the flavors. Add the cooked noodles and tossed with freshly chopped basil, salt and pepper to taste. And viola! I have my own version of Tuna Pasta.

My kid wants cheese on her pasta so I just added grated quick melt cheese. This i…

DERMAX - Science-based Skin Care

DERMAX LASER CENTER is a skin care company that offers innovative, science-based, and technology-focused skin care products and procedures. They launched their first top of the line store in Centrio Ayala Mall, CDO on January 8, 2015, and the second branch in Abreeza Ayala Mall, Davao on February 7, 2015.

Their third branch opened this July 4, 2015, in Solenedad Nuvali, Laguna.

DERMAX Laser Center provides specialized treatment procedures such as anti-aging, skin whitening, tattoo removal, and their highly popular Diode laser hair removal service.

DERMAX Laser Center and Skinsation Founder, Chairman and CEO Mr. Fred Reyes. He is the recipient of the 2008 Achievement Award conferred by the Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies, and the 2011 Outstanding Professional Award in Chemistry from the Professional Regulations Commission. 

Dermax uses only the best, the latest and the safest ingredients at clinical strength, definitely at par with the worlds best skin care products. Thei…

Garden Style Wedding: Church and Venue Ocular Visit

My cousin and her fiance came back from Dubai to prepare for their upcoming March 2016 wedding. I am so thrilled and excited that my cousin is getting married. I'm very close to my dear cousin and so, I volunteered to help her find the perfect place for her church and venue of her wedding. Their first choice is around Quezon City. R (the groom) is eyeing on Fernwoods as it has a beautiful chapel and garden style venue with a small lagoon inside (how cool is that?). 

Fernwoods has 3 garden style venue that can accommodate from 200-300 guests. All three has its own staircase, but only 1 venue has a lagoon. All three venues are non-air-conditioned, however, it has ventilation like electric fans and exhaust fans. It's really a beautiful and picture perfect venue, however it's really hot inside. I strongly suggest to have at least a cooler or invest for an air conditioner as we are in the Philippines and during summer time we're all going to sweat all our lungs out. Not be…